Musical Zoo 2017 – Orchestral Fun for Children

The Friends of the Symphony will hold its annual Musical Zoo on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Timberline Church, 2908 Timberline Road, FC. This exciting program of musical education and entertainment is designed especially for children 3-12 years of age and their families.  It features short instrumental and choral performances by youth groups in 2 auditoriums between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m.; a concurrent “Petting Zoo” where children can touch and “play” a variety of orchestral instruments as a pre-school group or one-on-one with music mentors for older children between 2:00 and 3:30 pm; and, a Grand Finale performance by the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the main auditorium. This beloved fable, combining symphony, dance and theatrical narration is often a child’s first contact with orchestral music and ballet, and provides a never forgotten experience. Peter, the wolf, the duck, the cat and other characters are magically represented by individual instruments and dancers of  the Fort Collin’s own Canyon Concert Ballet. This afternoon of musical enjoyment provides a fun family experience.

 Tickets are $2.00 each for adults and children and can be purchased at the Timberline Church beginning at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the event, or in advance at Boomer Music Co., the Learning Express and Clothes Pony stores in Fort Collins. The Musical Zoo 2017 is being put on by more than 200 volunteer musicians and others, and is supported by generous grants and sponsorships from the Fort Collins Fort Fund, Friends of the Symphony, Bohemian Foundation, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, the Canyon Concert Ballet, and anonymous donors. More information is available at, and